Three Imaginary Girls

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Cars Can Be Blue have a special place in my heart for a number of important reasons:

(a) They are named after a skit from the shortlived but undervalued MTV skit show The State. In this skit, contestants on a game show win orphans. Of course, both players play to lose and the final question is "Name a form of transportation". One contestant answers "blue" and the judges confer decide "Yes! Cars can be blue!" and every wins!

(b) The lead singer is cute. There, I said it. When I saw CCBB at the Croc in Seattle, I saw her wandering around the bar and thought "she looks like a cute indie girl with glasses" and I was right. What I didn't realize was the filth that would come from what appeared to be a demure lady.

(c) They saved me after a breakup. Yay!

Now, one thing you need to realize about CCBB is that they are very, very dirty. I mean filthy dirty. I mean, the drummer was in the crowd in his tighty whiteys grinding with random audience members dirty. And "The Dirty Song" is exactly what it seems. It starts sounding like a cute little indie rock song only to become a song that might make Chingy blush. For example, we find the lead singer singing lines like:

"You can sodomize me
get behind and ride me
stuff your c*^k inside me
proceed to f$#k me blindly

Yes, indeed. It's all topped by the slow and tender bridge of "We don't have to anything/if you don't want/we could just look into each others eyes/…and masterbate!" Oh yes. I just get all red-faced thinking about. How I love you, Cars Can Be Blue!



{iPod Roulette is a daily feature from TIG writer Erik Gonzalez, where he highlights the first track his 11,400 track iPod picks for each day. Think of it as your imaginary daily affirmation. For past rounds of roulette, check the iPod Roulette archives.}